Affiliate/Referral Program

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    Tyler Deady

    Hi everyone! We truly appreciate the support and your interest in spreading the word about Calendly! At this time, we do not have a referral or affiliate program in place.

    Having said that, our content team is always collecting Calendly stories and we'd love to hear yours. In addition to adding your thoughts on this page you can also fill out the following form which goes directly to our team for the most visibility possible: https://blog.calendly.com/share-your-calendly-story/

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    Mark Struczewski

    Hey. Jennie. Thanks for the idea and for posting it here. While I don't work for Calendly, I am a Champion in the sense that I help out with answering questions and comments now and then. I, too, have been wanting an affiliate program but, as you know, none exists yet. But perhaps one day it will. You posting this here lets Calendly know that there is an interest.

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    Jacklyn Agor

    May I make one for you then? Loyalty and retention for the win!

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    Jennie Bellinger

    Jacklyn,

    Make an affiliate link for me? Can you do that for Calendly? I'm not certain I understand your offer....

     

    Jennie  jennie (at) levelupcoachllc (dot) com

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    Ivirlei Brookes

    I would love this feature as well. I am a biz coach for entrepreneurs and I've signed up dozens of people off of one coaching session on how to use it. I wish I had a referral link. 

     

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    Lisa Cybaniak

    Like soooo many others, I am so disappointed and confused as to why, in this day and age, Calendly does not offer an affiliate program. Now, I love using Calendly, however I just left Asana and signed up instead for Wrike for no other reason that the affiliate program issue. Please don't make me do the same for my calendar booking integration.

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    Jeff Pugel

    Would love a referral/affiliate link.  Just came from a meeting of 10 who 9 of which don't use a scheduling app but am interested now after I talked it up.   I was going to push out Calendly to them, but without a link for me to reap the benefits, I'm not going to do that now.  A loose-loose proposition.  

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    Chris

    I agree, this is disappointing, for affiliates and Calendly. Plenty of opportunity for all, setting up an affiliate program. Not difficult to do either. 


    So, where is it?

     

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    Clever Foodies

    Please add an affiliate program Calendly

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    Confidence Factor

    I work with one of the top speakers for the National Speakers Association who also uses calendal but has NO WAY of becoming an affiliate!!!! I know this has been in talks going as far back as 2017 from what I can see and still no link is available....

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    Kylie Courtie

    Hey Everyone, 

    I am a Laptop Lifestyle Coach and have referred hundreds of my clients to this platform. We as much as it would be lovely to have a referral link and I believe this is important for ANY biz to have come kind of referral and rewards structure in place... the other thing you need to consider is that the pricing is already super low, so if you add in affiliate referrals that could also mean the prices go up. 

    I would love it if Calendly did create a refer and reward program, however also happy to continue to refer clients to this platform that makes all our lives easier. 

    Kick Ass Kylie xo

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    Austin Witherow

    Yeah I am wondering why there is no affiliate program... I LOVE this tool there is nothing that can really compete with it.

    I would gladly pay for the most expensive tier if there were an affiliate program.

    Get serious and make a program and I will be promoting and using your app only for this use case, probably forever :D

    Aloha

    Austin

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    Illuminate Electrical Services®

    I was just looking for a referral link for another small business owner. Came across this feed and hope Calendly soon provides this program as many others are offering referral programs which, of course, increases loyalty and captures new business from their existing clients. Seems simple to do.

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    Alex Smith

    I too would love an affiliate programme.  I highly recommend firstpromoter as a solution to deliver this for your users Calendly. Very each to implement and will grow your business substantially.

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    5 Step To ROI

    Hi, where is the link of affiliate programme?

    Can anyone tell me the exact steps to find my link?

    I need the guide.

    Tnk u

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    Greg Jameson

    Add me to the list - I am looking for an affiliate link for Calendly. Please make it happen.

     

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    James Shannon

    I was just about to refer some people to Calendly. Still am, just wanted to see if there was an affiliate program. 

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    ReviewRocket

    Yes, considering the situation I need this affiliate link or some sort of program ASAP or I am just going to start referring my clients to a similar online booking service that has one. Why hasn't anyone responded to this thread?

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    Rémy Bigot

    Where is the program ?

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    Dr. Mark T Wade

    Would love to have an affiliate link.

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    Jillian V

    I'd love to be an affiliate as well.  If and when you all (Calendly) get an affiliate program going, I'd hope you'd let us all know who are already customers.

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    Terence Milbourn (Edited )

    There are upsides [and downsides] to affiliate programs which may be the issue here. However, the last thing I would want Calendly to do is avoid the issue and pass off the responsibility to one of the big referral marketing platforms. Done right, a well run referral program could grow Calendly exponentially. Keep it in-house guys, and keep it simple and honest. Its a huge dissappointment there isn't one already. Nuff said.

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    Alaina Frederick

    Well said, Terence. Right now the worst part is the SILENCE from Calendly. Even if it was a "Hey, we aren't going to be doing an affiliate program any time soon." 

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    Alaina Frederick

    What's your favorite Calendly alternative? I'm looking at switching for a number of my clients. 

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    Alex Smith (Edited )

    Try 10to8.com - they also offer a generous affiliate programme.

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    Alan Elizondo

    Personally, I'm happy to find something that *doesn't* have an affiliate program. The internet is choked with so-called rating and comparison articles, most of which are more about getting people on click on affiliate links than providing actual useful product information. Affiliate links are toxic pollution that have become so ubiquitous that it seems rare to find an article that isn't a (well or poorly) camouflaged link promoter. The trustworthiness of product information has deteriorated in direct proportion to the spread of affiliate links.

    Thanks, Calendly, for not joining the lemmings!

     

     

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    Jordan Trask / LMT

    I agree with Alan's comment about toxic affiliate links. However, I really only refer my clients to Calendly if it works for them, versus trying to generate income off of affiliate marketing.

    I think you should consider having some sort of structure in place for people who are actually providing you with long term customers that find your service useful.

    Financial compensation will bring in unwanted affiliate program spammers. Instead, why not discount the referent's(sp) services? It's a good way to keep them honest.

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    Chris

    I just noticed a few negative comments here towards affiliate programmes.

    Everyone knows that the web is overloaded with spammy blogs, stuffed with links to products or services. What you probably don't understand is that Calendly can operate an affiliate program to 'approved' members only. For example, those with an industry related blog or operators of a genuine service that can refer clients to Calendly.

    FYI: The reason that you are upset, is because there are a lot of businesses that take in any affiliate and it does nothing, but dilute their brand. It's up to the business to screen their affiliates, on application. Proper influencers and copywriters can add a ton of value to anyone with a good affiliate program.

    For example, it is now very hard to get accepted by some of the major pet products retailers in the States, if you live overseas. Most will just block you out automatically. They have become more selective and this is a good thing.
    We're all tired of seeing nonsense like "Top 10 Hosting" reviews, written in broken English, with GoDaddy sitting at the top. I'll agree with you on that.

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    Rina

    Yes, adding my name to the list of those who would like a little thank you for all the client referrals I'm providing. 

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    ReviewRocket

    I don't understand why they don't just use something like https://impact.com/ to facilitate this. It's 2020 guys!

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